Chapter 9Gregor watched the water flash under his eyes as he clung to the bat. For a moment, he felt relieved to have escaped the rats. But the fear of hurtling through the air on a wounded bat quickly overcame him.Boots had her arms clasped so tightly around his neck that he could barely breathe, let alone speak. And what would he say to Mareth, anyway? "Wow, I'm really sorry about that whole thing back on the beach?"He'd had no idea, of course, about the rats. But hadn't the Underlanders tried to warn him? No, they had spoken of danger, but no one had specifically mentioned rats except the cockroaches. "Rat bad," one had said. And later they had talked about how much the rats would pay to bargain with Luxa. He and Boots could have been sold to the rats, and then what?He felt nauseous and shut his eyes to block out the churning water. The image of the carnage on the beach filled his head, and he decided the view of the water was better. It turned to blackness as the light from the fire diminished. When light flickered off the waves again he knew they were nearing Regalia.A group of Underlanders waited on the dock. They whisked the unconscious Perdita and her bleeding bat away. They tried to take Mareth on a stretcher, but he brushed them off and insisted on helping to carry his bat inside.Gregor sat on the dock, where Mareth had shoved him as they'd landed, wishing he could disappear. Boots was quiet now, but he could feel her little muscles were rigid with fear. Fifteen, twenty minutes passed, maybe. He couldn't tell."Up!" someone snarled at him, and he saw Mareth glaring down at him. The gash on his forehead was bandaged, the right side of his face bruised and swollen. "Find your feet, Overlander!" Mareth barked. Had he actually thought this guy was shy a few hours ago?Gregor slowly straightened his stiff legs and stood. Mareth tightly tied his hands behind his back. No question about it this time: He was definitely a prisoner. Another guard joined Mareth, and they marched Gregor ahead of them. His legs moved numbly. What would they do to him now?He paid no attention to where they were going. He just walked whatever way he was pushed. He had a vague sense of climbing a lot of stairs before he entered a large diamond-shaped room. There was a table in the middle of it. Mareth pushed him down on a stool by a roaring fireplace. The two guards stepped back a couple of paces, watching him like hawks."I'm that dangerous," he thought foggily.Boots began to stir on his back. She tugged on one of his ears. "Home?" she pleaded. "Go home, Ge-go?" Gregor had no answer for her.People were hurrying past the door, talking in excited voices. Some peered in at him, but no one came in.In the warmth of the fire, he realized he was frozen. He was soaked in river water up to his waist and shivering from the wind and the horror of what he'd witnessed. Of what he'd taken part in.Boots was in better condition. Her backpack seemed to be waterproof, and she was pressed up against him. Still, her toes felt like ice when they brushed his arm.Fatigue washed over Gregor, and he wished he could lie down, just lie down and fall asleep and wake up in his bed where he could see the car lights flashing across the walls. But he had given up thinking this was a dream.What had happened to the Underlanders? Perdita? Her wounded bat? And Mareth's? If they died, it would be his fault. He wouldn't even try to argue that.Just then Luxa appeared. Burning white with fury, she crossed the room and struck him on the face. His head snapped to the side and Boots let out a cry."No hitting!" she squeaked. "No, no, no hitting!" She shook her tiny index finger at Luxa. Hitting was absolutely forbidden in Gregor's house, and it had only taken Boots a few time-outs to realize it.
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10/10 I loved it! My nails look great I got a manicure and a pedicure. They were very patient and nice. It was inexpensive and I will definetly be going back!
DISCRIMINATION! A client with developmental disabilities was treated poorly (harsh waxing - to the point that she needed to go to the HOSPITAL, rude service-provider) and when I called, the manager said they only provide services to “NORMAL PEOPLE” and to never send her back here. They refused to provide any kind of refund or service voucher. DO NOT GO HERE.
First time getting a spray tan at this location and the employee knew absolutely NOTHING about the machine or how to stand while getting the spray tan. I had to pull up a video on YouTube and teach myself. I asked if they had barrier cream lotion in the booth area for your hands and feet, she said no. I then bought a $16 bottle of regular lotion because I couldn't go without any cream on my hands or feet because you will look awful in those areas. We got to the booth and she had forgotten my nose plugs and there are no goggles available only little disposable stickers that she also forgot to give me. There was also barrier cream inside the booth after all! I asked the employee if I could return this lotion that I only bought because she told me there was none available, after calling the manager I was told I'm just out the $16 because their system won't let them return lotions. Even though I never even opened or used it yet and only bought it because their employee had absolutely NO IDEA what she was doing or how to do her job obviously. I will never go back I don't care how cheap they are. And they aren't very clean either, the rug outside the booth looked like it had never been cleaned so thank god for the sticky feet covers!!! This place sucks.
Please do not come here! Horrible customer service! I came here for the first time to have my standard gel manicure done, I was talked into getting the Nexigen "dip" manicure by the nail tech as she stated it was a better option than gel because it lasts longer and does not chip. I can usually go at least 3 weeks with the same gel manicure. After about a week my nails were all chipped and one came completely off! When I came back to talk to the nail tech the nail tech was away from her station and the receptionist told me to just stand and wait rather than letting her know I was here and then proceeded to go to lunch, 25 minutes late the nail tech finally appeared. After showing her pictures of my chipped and tattered nails she proceeded to tell me it was standard and refused to refund or re-do my nails. I WILL NOT BE COMING BACK, biggest waste of $60.00!
I purchased a wig on Saturday! My receipt was in my hand! I signed the copy for the store also. Then I asked for the lace to be cut. The owner then says I did not pay enough for the wig and REFUSED to give me the wig I purchased that I had a receipt in my hand for and demanded I pay more money because HER employee was new and tagged the wig wrong. Mind you I frequent this store and have bought at least 5 wigs this year! I spotted the wig I tried to purchase on Saturday the last time I came in to buy a wig and the price tag also said $123 3 weeks ago when I came in. I called the police and was told I would receive a refund. I have the refund receipt but no refund as of yet! This is horrible customer service and I fee violated! I will be pursuing civil charges and disputing the charge with my bank because I was charged $101 for a wig I don’t have! �
This place is horrible with your time, I went in to get my first balance on March 23, 2018. By Cassie I got my first fullset 2 weeks prior by Lynn Lann and her nail filling skills were horrible I believe she rushed I also got eyelashes and a deluxe pedi so when I got my balance I explained to Cassie the girl didn't do my nails to well and Cassie fixed them but they broke on Monday March 26. And they took for ever 45 minutes to be exact to repair the nail and at first they acted like they didn't want to repair it
best place in town. great service, friendly staff, clean and reasonable prices. I have been coming here for years and can't go anywhere else.
The best manicure/pedicure in town. I feel welcome every time. Good products and they always have the latest colors
BUYER BEWARE! I just bought a cologne and perfume for my wife and I, and talked them down in price to where we were supposedly getting a great deal. Come home to find out they charged us double the price (even after the discounts) for each of our bottles. Stay away from this place, they are a horrible business that enjoys lying and overcharging anyone who decides to give them business. CHECK PRICES ONLINE BEFORE BUYING! If it's too good to be true, you're probably right. Can't believe I fell for this trap.